Cicada Daydream shows us a little of her process of designing pattern repeats in this post.
Martha Stewart gives us ombre fabric dyeing instructions and other ombre crafts. (Via Craft Magazine Blog.) I definitely do not have enough ombre in my life. I will forever associate it with Santino from Project Runway Season 2, both because he used ombre fabrics and chanted “Andre” all the time. (Does ombre need an accent? I figure if Martha doesn’t use one, than it doesn’t).